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Certain parts of the formula are updated each year. These are:

  • living allowances
  • child expenditure
  • minimum rate
  • inflation factor.

You can see the amounts for this year and previous years below. Child expenditure amounts are in separate tables.

Child support expenditure tables

1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

Part of formula to be updated Updated rate
Living allowance $19,867
Living allowance if receiving supported living payments $22,713
Minimum rate of child support (annually) $936
Inflation factor 1.9%

1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

Part of formula to be updated Updated rate
Living allowance $19,585
Living allowance if receiving supported living payments $22,392
Minimum rate of child support (annually) $919
Inflation factor 1.6%